05 Jan 2017 10:49:50
Guys I have been reading the posts and replies that have been getting posted and I just don't get this hatred for DK or why people are screaming out for signings that will either be high wage bills, high signing fees or both.
If it wasnt for DK where would we be now?
DK is not going to invest while ashley is still in the fold and I don't see them getting any invesment outwith, while that money grabber owns our badge and retail.
We need European football and we missed our chance last year. But aslong as Ashley is in the fold, I can't see anything improving. Our fan base is HUGE the loss on retail must be such a drain for the club.
Would you invest?
Also while everything with him is ongoing I don’t think DK can say much as it could easily turn against him and become liable.
So if we can't get cash injections we won't be spending money. Spending money we don’t have is where we got into problems before and it should never get to that situation again. If we are stuck with only being able to afford loan players of free transfers then I am happy with that until we get rid of Ashley and start getting into Europe, even then I hope we don’t go silly with spending on players, but it will take time probably a long time.
I would just prefer IF any players do come in that they are young not players past there sell by date.
05 Jan 2017 12:03:46
Fintytint I agree but you're pissing in the wind trying to talk sense or remind some people on here.
05 Jan 2017 12:21:33
the problem is with david king he has made certain statements and yet to back any of them up with actions he would have better coming into the club and saying we are not going to invest till all off feild troubles where sorted and we would be living withing our means and our going to look to the acedemy for players but he never he said he would personally bankroll us to compete with celtic this season and next and that he wants european football if we do get it its pointless because with this squad of players we will strugle to get threw first qualifying rounds i do think the manager has made quite a lot of wrong signings so this will make david king wary of investing more cash aswell for transfers.
05 Jan 2017 13:25:28
I don't pretend to know much about this side of our club, but weren't there other people/ consortiums vying for control of the club at the same time as King?
I'm not having a go at King (I won't criticise what I don't fully understand) but am I wrong in saying if it weren't King then one of the other interested parties would've stepped in and perhaps, perhaps have put in proper investment as opposed to soft loans
I may be wrong but that's how it looks to me and is why I don't understand all the "where would we be without King" posts.
05 Jan 2017 14:20:09
I personally can't remember any other 'real' backers, there were plenty of pretenders, but I could be wrong.
I think people seem to be forgetting quickly about where we were before king appeared.
All the fans were crying out for someone who supported the club to take over. The only one who fell into that category and made an actual move for the club was king.
05 Jan 2017 14:25:17
Nobody is going to put in serious investment when the charlatans who used to run the club remain as substantial shareholders.
These people do not have Rangers interests at heart and will do everything possible to stifle DK and any other inver story that might come along.
SD could make much more money be renegotiating a kit deal that works for both the club and them but they choose to stick by the fraudulent deal signed by the Old board. why would they do that?
Once the contract situation is sorted and DK can issue new shares without offering to those with no interest in success, there will be more chance of attracting serious investors. until then, DK and the other board members will risk their £m's by handing over soft loans to keep the club moving forward.
Remember, if the club were to go down again, those soft loans would never be repaid.
05 Jan 2017 16:03:02
BR65.re SD why should he come to any agreement he is doing ok and if it wasn't for king's attitude to him he might have been more keen to deal. and it is only people on here that claim the deal is fraudulant. if it was i am sure there would be a lot more urgency to have it nullified by the oh so righteous board we have at present. i suspect and fear that the deal is watertight and will have to be honoured by king and thus no major investment in the near future.
Also if king has so much support why did resolution 11 fai?
05 Jan 2017 16:22:14
Completely agree BR65.
05 Jan 2017 16:37:51
I'm not going to pretend to know the ins and outs of all the business side of the club but one thing I will say is that so ft Dave king seems to have done what he's said he would, he's come in and not only saved our club but kept it run as reasonably as possible under the circumstances.
And as far as investing in players fans were told before the season that MW would have a budget of £5 million, and if you add up the outright money spent with the wages that these new signings have cost then I think you'll find it'd be about £5 million.
And yes he has every right to be asking for a place in Europe next year as we have debatably the second biggest/ best/ most expensive squad in the league, some fans just have to get behind the club and open there eyes to the good that DK MW and DW have done in such a short space of time.
05 Jan 2017 18:10:36
kings attitude to Ashley. behave mate.
Ashley the guy that tried to get King jailed when he arrived to have face to face discussions with him?
Ashley the guy that made sure we have the most outrageously unfair merchandise deal?
Ashley that appointed charlatans like Llambias and the rest to run us into the ground?
Ashley the guy that gave us 5 diddies from Newcastle reserves and made us pay for the privilege?
Oh yeah I really wish King hadn't ruined our fantastic relationship we had with him. He's got a lot to answer for that Dave King!
05 Jan 2017 18:13:14
Wasn't it the like of mcCoist who blocked King's attempts to issue more shares and raise cash?
05 Jan 2017 19:40:16
Spot on mate mr mccoist couldn't be bothered voting for a resolution that would have seen Ashley's power diminish. As I've said before this imposter is no club legend and betrayed ever single Rangers fan with his inaction.
06 Jan 2017 12:05:43
The blame Kingers usually appear after a poor display as if it was he who had put the ball past the post from a yard out earlier. I think the retail deal was a blow the board didn't anticipate and a lot of calculations had to be redone and the fact that it's a Rangers board and not an unknown quantity who's never set foot in Glasgow, never mind Ibrox, is a fact some fans don't understand the importance of. I agree about focusing on the age of the squad and the need for European football and as much as I rate the heroics of Miller and Hill right now I can't get my head around the news of offering them both a new deal at the ages of 37 and 38. It says a lot about our squad if they're rated 2 of the best we have and it says a lot about our ambitions for next season.